TLN Roundtable: All The Picks

Jeff Veillette
June 03 2016 04:07PM


The Toronto Maple Leafs have draft picks. A lot of them, in fact. Among the most in NHL history, in fact. As the team begins their climb back to the top, they'll have a dozen picks to invest in Auston Matthews and a bunch of other young players on a sunny June weekend in Buffalo. But is twelve the magic number? Our esteemed panel gives their thoughts.

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#WayAfterAuston: The Leafs should use a late round pick on Anatoly Golyshev

Jeff Veillette
June 02 2016 12:34PM


Back in February, I wrote a piece about Anatoly Golyshev, declaring him to be the "World's Best Unsigned Prospect". He's an undersized, super-skilled winger who has been passed over multiple times on draft day and, despite this, has become one of the KHL's best forwards. I stand by that opinion, but since then, new information has come to my attention. As such, I have a revision to make.

The Leafs should go off the board and use a draft pick on a 21-year-old kid from Perm, Russia.

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Marlies Year in Review: Antoine Bibeau

Jeff Veillette
June 02 2016 10:29AM

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Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking back at some of the more regular members of the Toronto Marlies, how they fared this season, and what could reasonably expect from them moving forward. Since one of the biggest stories of the playoffs was their goaltending situation, we'll kick things off by looking at Antoine Bibeau, who was the man between the pipes down the stretch.

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The difference between disappointing and disappointment

Jeff Veillette
June 01 2016 02:01PM

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Even when the sheets showed 3-0, both in the series and in Game 5, there wasn't much of a sense of inevitability. After all, the Toronto Marlies had come back from some crazy deficits throughout the season and winning four in a row happened significantly more frequently for the team than losing four of seven.

But Sunday night was the night where the hockey gods decided that the Marlies had cried wolf just a few too many times, and while they got to within a goal of the Hershey Bears, they couldn't find that equalizer. The season was over, perhaps earlier than expected.

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Marlies add Nikolas Brouillard ahead of 2016/17 season

Jeff Veillette
May 31 2016 08:37PM

The Toronto Marlies may have just been eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs a few days ago, but that hasn't stopped Kyle Dubas and Co. from making moves to improve next year's team. Yesterday, it was reported that 21-year-old defenceman Nikolas Brouillard would join the team next season.

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